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Published on April 1st, 2017 | by Gráinne Ahern


Five things you need to own NOW

We’re feeling folksy on gimmefashion this week. While embroidery, linen and cheesecloths fabrics were big news for last summer – the trend continues unabated on the high street for 2017. If you’re looking for a designer hit, Vilshenko and Talitha constantly reference the trend in every collection, so it really is a perennial style! However, if your budget doesn’t stretch that far, there are plenty of hits to keep us going on the High Street.

the dress

Starting off with our centrepiece, this pale pink dress with pretty floral and bird motif embroidery pieces is the epitome of Russian Doll chic. From the stable of Savannah in Debenhams, its currently at 20% off! Wey hey!

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dress, €88,

the jacket

There is nothing, I repeat nothing as nice as a beat up, worn in, full of character denim jacket. If you don’t want to put in all the years getting your nice and soft and comfy, just invest this Maison de Nimes one from House of Fraser. It has a bit of stretch in it too, notching up the cosiness to epic levels.

PA_715775 €64 Maisonde nimes HOF

denim jacket, €64,

the shoes 

While a nice pair of ankle boots would be the perfect pairing with this rigout, white satin trainers elevate and modernise the look.  These ones from Dune are lovely.


trainers, €110,


No need to over do it on the accessories front as there’s lots going on with the embellishment on the bag and on the dress itself, these simple pearl drop earrings are just perfect.


earrings, €9.90,

the bag

M and S have come on leaps and bounds on the accesories front. This bag is a dead ringer for a designer version *cough* Gucci *cough*.  It has a lovely chain mail strap as well, which is cross body as well, keeping both hands free for both a canapé and glass of bubbly #launchlife.

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About the Author

Gráinne Ahern

Gráinne Ahern is a Series producer/ director across all TV genres from documentary to entertainment. She headed up Ireland's most watched fashion magazine show, Off the Rails for three years and is now taking her love for all things sartorial online - enjoy!

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